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Popular Baby Names

Trends in the popularity of names is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, which illustrates the concepts and strategies for interpreting data. Because there is no one explanation for the change of popularity of names this resource raises one of the fundamental issues...

Genetic Fingerprinting

The mathematics behind genetic fingerprinting is explored in this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Sketches show, in simplified form, how genetic fingerprinting can be applied to establish paternity and students calculate the probabilities of matching bands from samples.

This...

Darts

The mathematics generated by a dart board is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics teaching. The apparent randomness of the sector placement on a standard dart board is explained and students explore the possible scores that can be achieved with a selection of darts. Establishing...

Earthquakes

The application of logarithms is the focus of this resource from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. The magnitude of an earthquake and its measurement on the Richter Scale is used to develop an understanding of logarithms. Students investigate details of events and learn that an earthquake of 4.7 is...

Rankings in Sport

How performance is ranked in sport is the focus of this resource from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Ranking plays a vital role in many sports, providing evidence for sponsors that a particular player, or team, is worth investment. Specific examples from cricket are provided and students learn...

Semaphore

The Centre for Innovation in Teaching Mathematics provide this resource which features the semaphore system of messaging, developed by the Chappe brothers in France in the late 18th century. The activities are designed to prompt discussion and mathematical thinking while students learn to interpret and code...

Fair Trade

The relationship between third world countries and the developed world is demonstrated in this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Teaching Mathematics. Students work in groups to make and sell shapes, which are bought by the class teacher who performs the dual roles of Banker and United Nations. Market...

World Championship for Test Cricket

International cricket is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Data relating to 2006 is used to demonstrate how the ICC Test Championship Table is constructed and students are guided through a series of activities that have been designed to prompt discussion and develop...

Global Warming

Global warming is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Students are provided with data relating to average temperature rises over a 110 year period which are used to prompt class discussion and mathematical thinking.

Graphical representation is a key element of...

Easter Date

Easter Day varies from year to year and in this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, students encounter the algorithm used to establish when it will occur. A series of tasks, designed to prompt class discussion and mathematical thinking, lead students to predict when Easter Day will...

Fruit Machines

Probability is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. A fruit machine is used to provide a practical situation which allows students the opportunity to explore the likelihood of obtaining a winning line, while the work is structured to prompt class discussion and...

Reading Age Formula

Formulae is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Students will be familiar with the term 'reading age' and here they apply different formulae to a selection of text samples, before comparing and considering the accuracy of the results obtained.

Substitution into...

Physical Fitness

Testing physical fitness is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Students are provided with sample data, which they apply to the Gallagher and Brouha Test to calculate the fitness index and determine appropriate grades. The resource is designed to prompt class...

National Lottery

The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching provide this resource which uses the National Lottery to promote class discussion and mathematical thinking. Students explore how the lottery works and investigate the probability of winning, as well as considering a variety of different investment opportunities....

Penalty Shoot Out

Simulation of penalty shoot-outs is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematical Teaching. Students use random numbers to decide the probability of a team scoring a goal, as well as investigating the average number of kicks and the most likely result. The tasks are designed to prompt...

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